In terms of Geography, Niger is located at the Western part of Africa, completely landlocked and surrounded by Algeria to the Northwest, Libya to the Northeast, Chad to the East, Mali and Burkina Faso to the West and Benin and Nigeria to the South. Here is the general layout.
The country consists of 7 regions and it belongs to the classification of Developing Countries. Here is how it looks politically:
Much in accordance with its neighbors, it is a flatland with 3 major plateaus and no great lakes or mountains. Just the Niger River out of which it is named.
This kind of land (slightly degraded after intensive production of cereals) is now the source of Niger‘s main products which are used both for internal consumption and exports. The main subsistence based crop production consists of pearl millet, sorghum, cassava, cowpeas, onions, garlic, peppers, potatoes, dates and wheat. 53% of the population are farmers or otherwise engaged in the production of these agricultural goods. There is also some livestock production (camels, goats, sheep and cattle) which is used for domestic use only covering just 29% of the population.